Saturday, February 26, 2011

Easy Street

Two months later and they're finished! Seeing as though my mom's birthday is Wednesday, I couldn't very well let Christmas and her birthday pass without handing them over. Depending on which way you look at it, I am either two months late or a couple of days early!
They were actually quite time consuming considering their size and that there are only 4. What made my life so much easier was yesterday's purchase - a walking foot! Walking foot, where have you been all of my life? Oh my. A whole new world of possibilities just opened up with that little piece of magic.
I don't really get what's going on when it's on there, but it works and that's all that really matters! Best $51.95 I've spent in a long while. I wasn't sure my old machine would accomodate such a foot, but I'm having a hard time finding something that old lug can't do!
I see lots and lots of straight lines (sans puckering) in my very near future! This week has been a busy week in my sewing space. I have two baby quilts on the go, finished up these placemats and took a little trip to two local fabric shops. I'll share my loot later this week. I scored.

~Sara

8 comments:

neeroc said...

They are gorgeous. And I'll always vote that you're a few days early. Oh and I love my walking foot, such a difference.

Christy said...

so pretty and dreamy. well done!

Leslie said...

these are adorable...i love the fabric

Holly said...

Lovely! I'm sure that your mother will love them...whether you count them as late or a few days early!

I'm so pleased that you go a walking foot. I think that you are going to love it! Those old Kenmores are work horses!

Donna said...

cant wait to see what difference the walking foot makes..i was always a bit shocked that your work was so neat when you didn't have one...my stuff looks all bunchy and wavy if i forget...

can't wait to see your stash additions and baby quilts, too.

Sara said...

Thanks, gals. The sewing has come to a screeching hault. I have the flu.

marta said...

ooh la la, i love it. really nice work. hope you get feeling better soon! glad i'm in good company, i have those exact same fabric squares sewn as a quilted table topper. the prints make me so happy and i always get compliments. this is sure to please.

Tania said...

Beautiful work!! I will definitely have to get a walking foot if the result is this great!. Your mother must be super happy with her gift.